AjaxWord (www.ajaxword.com) is an open source Web-based word processor. It
closely mimics Microsoft Word in both look-and-feel and functionality. The
application was initially written between 1997 and 1999 using
released on the Web in 2000. In 2005, the application's server-side logic was
migrated to Java and released as open source code.
On the client side, the application looks and feels like a typical desktop
application, e.g., Microsoft Word. The design features the kind of rich
graphical user interface that Microsoft Word users are familiar with, such as
hierarchical menus, toolbars, wizards, file dialogs, and a multiple document
interface (MDI). (Figure 1)
On the server side, the application is a typical Java-based Web application.
User authentication and authorization. User-... (more)
Coach Wei's Blog
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while:
Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java?
I have to admit that I do not have an answer.
Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers,
I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development
environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide
availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible
information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google. ... (more)
“This is the best browser so far” is that I can say after being a Chrome
user for one day.
First of all, I was glad to find out that I haven’t found Chrome breaking
any web application yet, especially Ajax applications. I was a little
in its own thread”, which is different from the threading model today.
The Paradigm Shift, Technology Stack and Business ValueAbstract
This essay re-examines web 2.0 by looking at its technology stack and
impact on enterprise computing, in contrast to the common consumer-centric
point of view. Categorizing the landscape into Consumer Web 2.0 and
Enterprise Web 2.0, the essay establishes a web 2.0 technology stack that
forms the foundation of a paradigm shift called “architecture of
partition”. In the end, the business impact of web 2.0 technologies on
enterprises is presented.
Table of ContentWeb 2.0: the State of Confusion What is Web 2... (more)
know: execution context, activation object, variable instantiation, scoping,
closure, eval and “this” keyword. Knowing these would help one
tremendously in Ajax development.
For example, when you write an inner function, you know that you can access
the local variables defined in the outer function as if they were defined
locally. You can also access the global variables. -Why? How does the host
environment resolve such variables?
Another example: When you pass arguments to a function, you can access these... (more)